For a weekend winter break, Stockholm has got to be one of most beautiful cities to visit. Made up of 14 separate islands, it’s one of the best-preserved and largest mediaeval cities in Europe. Then some summer sun in the Portuguese capitol, Lisbon, for a whistle stop cultural tour of the city and a surfing lesson along the coast.
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By Planet Knowledge — 7 months ago
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By Planet Knowledge — 2 years ago
Tony takes on a tough four day trek through the Kintail region of the west Scottish highlands to discover the story of the Jacobite Uprisings of the early 1700’s.
On three occasions, Highland armies assisted by the French and the Spanish, attempted to overthrow the King and put a Stuart back on the throne.
What made the Highlands such a breeding ground for revolution and how did the unique character of this landscape shape the character of the Highlanders?
Tony’s journey of discovery starts in Sheil Bridge, at the mouth of Glen Shiel, where he heads to the site of the earliest known dwellings here, the ‘skyscrapers’ of the Iron Age.
On to the village of Glenelg with its fantastic views over the Sound of Sleat to Skye……and the hulking remains of a British barracks built by George 1st 200 years ago to pacify and terrify the locals.
Via the town of Kyle of Lochalsh, he reaches the stunning Eilean Donan Castle. Now rebuilt, it had been destroyed after the invading Spanish troops landed here – and were attacked by British warships.
Finally he heads up the awe-inspiring Glen Shiel to the site of the climactic Battle where royalist troops faced off against the rebels.
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By Planet Knowledge — 5 months ago
This time Ryder, Ben and James head to the Colorado Rockies to investigate claims of animal mutilations and reports of abductions. These instances take place in San Luis Valley, a town with decades of history involving UFO sightings. Residents are eager to share their encounters with the team ‘ everything from hovering green lights to speeding saucers. After spotting a few questionable lights in the night sky, Ryder, Ben and James meet with local ranchers to learn more about the animal mutilations. Then, they meet with an alleged alien abduction survivor who recounts his dramatic extraterrestrial experience.
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